calendar year


Definition of calendar year

1 : a period of a year beginning and ending with the dates that are conventionally accepted as marking the beginning and end of a numbered year
2 : a period of time equal in length to that of the year in the calendar conventionally in use

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The Sabres enter the NHL All-Star break in last place in the Eastern Conference despite winning three in a row for the first time in nearly a calendar year. USA TODAY, "Buffalo Sabres' Zach Bogosian to have season-ending hip surgery," 26 Jan. 2018 If the 2 percent tax increase passes, an additional $1.4 million in revenue is expected each calendar year, according to the municipality. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage considers increasing marijuana sales tax as consumers clamor for cannabis," 13 June 2018 Look for the Toyota at an auto show early next calendar year, likely Detroit. Erik Johnson, Car and Driver, "More on the Reborn Toyota Supra: A Manual Remains Possible, a V-8 Fits, and Much More," 6 Mar. 2018 The board also approved $106,000 of at-risk pay for calendar year 2019. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "CEO of San Antonio’s CPS Energy gets big bonus despite missed metrics," 25 June 2018 USA TODAY Sports Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was credited with just over $7 million in total compensation for the 2016 calendar year, according to the university’s new federal tax return. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, "Mike Krzyzewski's total compensation from Duke in 2016 was just over $7 million," 16 May 2018 The issue speaks to the far-reaching consequences of the second major breach endured by Facebook in a calendar year. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "The Massive Facebook Hack May Have Spread Further Than Facebook," 2 Oct. 2018 The first full calendar year of sales will be in 2019 with the total expected to reach $154 million, growing to $226 million in 2021, BDS analytics show. Marcia Pledger,, "Despite Ohio's medical marijuana industry's rocky start, job excitement grows (photos)," 18 Mar. 2018 Total killed, by calendar year Is the number of school shootings growing? Jordan Rubio, Houston Chronicle, "Stats and charts show how violent this school year has been," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of calendar year

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Financial Definition of calendar year

What It Is

The calendar year is the period between January 1 and December 31.

How It Works

If Company XYZ starts its fiscal year on January 1 and ends its fiscal year on December 31, then Company XYZ's fiscal year is said to be on a calendar year basis. Many companies align their fiscal years with the calendar year, but many don't. For example, Company 123 might start its fiscal year on October 1 and end on September 30.

Why It Matters

It is important for investors to know whether a company uses the calendar year or another period for their fiscal year, especially when comparing companies in seasonal industries.

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English Language Learners Definition of calendar year

: the period of time from January 1 to December 31

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